Marine Mammal Commission

2022 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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North Atlantic right whale protections:  follow-up to May 2022 Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team meeting.

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Marine Mammal Fisheries Service

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Application from UC Santa Cruz to import dugong samples.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Alaska Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on polar bears in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request for information for use in a 5-year Endangered Species Act status review of the North Pacific right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on walruses in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Dr. Anthony Pagano, U.S. Geological Survey, to conduct research on captive polar bears.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request for information for use in a 5-year Endangered Species Act status review of the North Atlantic right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammals Management to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Dr. Jay Rotella, Montana State University, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Deborah Giles, Wild Orca, to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Allyson Hindle, University of Nevada Las Vegas, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lesley Thorne, Stony Brook University, to conduct research on cetaceans in the New York Bight.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Life Studies to conduct research on cetaceans in Monterey Bay.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Sealight Pictures to film gray seals at the Isles of Shoals and Monomoy Island.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Changqun Zhang, Texas A&M University, to import samples from finless porpoises.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application Dr. Heather Liwanag to amend her permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Zoological Society of San Diego to import and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on commercial wind leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Application from Dr. Randall Davis to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from The Whale Museum to conduct research on Southern Resident killer whales in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and to hold public scoping meetings to consider designating the marine portions of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft restoration plan 3 and environmental assessment for marine mammals and other resources.

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Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group

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Draft 2021 Stock Assessment Reports.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary draft management plan and environmental assessment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium to import two walruses for public display.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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